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The ESSAYS that Made Lamb's Reputation1st U.S. Edition
Lamb, Charles.  Elia. Essays which have appeared under that signature in the London Magazine. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Carey (pr. by Mifflin & Parry, and J.R.A. Skerrett), 1828. 12mo (I: 18.4 cm, 7.25", II: 16.8cm, 6.6"). 2 vols. I: 292 pp. II: 230 pp. (both vols. without ads.).
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The Edible Plants of the WorldUpdated Edition
Lankester, Edwin.  Vegetable substances used for the food of man. London: Charles Knight & Co., 1846. 12mo (14.6 cm, 5.75"). 2 vols. in 1. vi, [5]–248, 260 pp.; illus.
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Ladies, Get Spry!
Lever Bros., Cambridge, Mass.  Easy to be a good cook now! No place: No publisher/printer, [ca. 1950]. 12mo (12.5 cm; 5"). [1] leaf.
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NARRATIVE Cookery from theLand of the Sun”
Los Angeles Times.  Los Angeles Times cook book no. 2. 957 cooking and other recipes by California women. Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Co., [1908]. 8vo (22.4 cm, 8.8"). 105, [1] pp.
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Kay's Improved & Enlarged Edition of
theUniversal Receipt Book
  [A Best-Selling How-To Guide]
Mackenzie, Colin.   Mackenzie's five thousand receipts in all the useful and domestic arts: Constituting a complete practical library ... A new American, from the latest London edition. With numerous and important additions generally; and the medical part carefully revised and adapted to the climate of the U. States; and also a new and most copious index. By an American physician. Philadelphia: James Kay, Jr. & Bro., and Pittsburgh: C.H. Kay & Co., (© 1829). 8vo (22 cm, 8.6"). 456 pp.; illus.
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For Fans ofPeppy Cars & Mexican Food
Manners, Marian.  Mexican dishes. Dishes of the dons. [Los Angeles], CA: Richfield Oil Co., © 1933. 12mo (15.1 cm, 5.9"). 24 pp.; illus.
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Sugar Castles & Fruit Fantasias
Mata, Juan de la.  Arte de reposteria, en que se contiene todo gènero de hacer dulces secos, y en lìquido, vizcochos, turrones, natas: Bebidas heladas de todos generos, rosolis, mistelas, &c. con una breve instruccion para conocer las frutas, y servirlas crudas. Madrid: Josef Herrera, 1786. 4to. [2] ff., 208 pp.
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Culinary Economy
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.  The Metropolitan Life cook book. New York: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., 1924. 8vo. 64 pp.
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Before There Were Crock-Pots
Mitchell, Margaret J.  The fireless cook book. A manual of the construction and use of appliances for cooking by retained heat. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1920. 8vo. xii, 315, [1] pp.; illus.
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Teoría y Práctica The Bible ofLate 19th- & Early 20th-Century SPANISH Cooks
Muro Goiri, Angel.  El practicón. Tratado completo de cocina. Madrid: Librería de Miguel Guijarro, 1894. 8vo (21.6 cm, 8.5"). Frontis., [6], x, 862, [2], 109, [11] pp.; illus.
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Making Meat into aBalanced Meal
National Live Stock & Meat Board.  Food combinations: Meat and what to serve with it. Chicago: National Live Stock & Meat Board, [1928]. 8vo. 16 pp.; illus.
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Renaissance Humanist Study ofChurch History
Platina, Bartolomeo.  Historia B. Platinae de vitis pontificum romanorum. Coloniae: Apud Maternum Cholinum, 1568. Folio (32.5 cm, 12.75"). [24], 454 [i.e., 464], [2], 469–565 [i.e., 535], [1], 98, [2], [32 (index)], 28, 31, [17], 144 [i.e., 146] pp. (pagination erratic).
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Dealing Judicially withSmugglers of SUGAR
Portugal.  Sovereign (1750–77, Joseph).  [drop-title] Eu El rey. Faço saber aos que este alvará virem: que tendo mostrado a experiencia as demoras, e embaraços, que ha, por occorrencia de outras dependencias, na execuçaõ das penas impostas aos contrabandos.... [Lisbon]: No publisher/printer, 1764. Folio (29 cm; 11.5"). [1] f., i.e., [2] pp.
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Landmark ofSpanish GastronomyAuthor's Copy
Puga y Parga, Manuel M. [a.k.a. Picadillo].  La cocina práctica. La Coruña: Litografía e Imprenta Roel, [1920]. 8vo (21.8 cm, 8.6"). xvi, 511, [1] pp.
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Fine Food with the 'South of the Border' Touch”
Ricardo, Don.  Early California and Mexico cook book. Toluca Lake, CA: Pacifica House, Inc., 1968. 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.75"). 120 pp.; illus.
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Used byFamous Cooks & Chefs of Old Mexico
Richardson, Myrtle.  Genuine Mexican and Spanish cookery recipes for American homes. Kansas City, MO: Putnam Printing Co., [1946]. 16mo (16.9 cm, 6.7"). 31, [1] pp.
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Oysters, from theGreat Domestic Science Instructor
Rorer, Mrs. S[arah] T[yson].  Fifteen new ways for oysters. Philadelphia: Arnold & Co. (pr. by George H. Buchanan & Co.), (copyright 1894). 16mo (14.8 cm, 5.8"). 27, [1] pp.
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“An Agreeable Book, in Intervals of Leisure & Retirement”
Saunders, Frederick.  Salad for the solitary. New York: Lamport, Blakeman & Law, 1853. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.8"). Frontis., add. engr. t.-p., 344, [2 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
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An AMERICAN Dissatisfied with New-Granada
Steuart, John.  Bogotá in 1836–7. Being a narrative of an expedition to the capital of New-Grenada, and a residence there of eleven months. New York: Pr. for the author by Harper & Bros., 1838. 8vo (cm). viii, [13]–312, [2] pp.
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Polynesia & Tahiti 7 Maps & 6 PlatesAbsorbing Narratives
Wilson, William, ed. & illus.  A missionary voyage to the southern Pacific Ocean, performed in the years 1796, 1797, 1798, in the ship Duff, commanded by Captain James Wilson. Compiled from journals of the officers and the missionaries; and illustrated with maps, charts, and views ... London: Pr. by S. Gosnell for T. Chapman, 1799. 4to (28.5 cm, 11.25"). [12], c, 420, [12] pp.; 7 fold. maps, 6 plts.
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“A Collection of Tested Recipes fromIngredients Commercially Cooked & Packed
Woman's World Magazine Co.  The Woman's World book of can cookery. Chicago: Woman's World Magazine Co., © 1928. 8vo (25.2 cm, 10"). 50 pp. (pag. incl. front wrapper); col. illus.
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The Golden Pavilion of Jehol, Etc.
(World's Fair).  Four octagonal metallic foil trivets from theChicago Century of Progress fair. [Chicago: 1933]. Largest: 16.6 x 24.7 cm; smallest: 13.5 x 13.5 cm.
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